DENVER, Nov. 13, 2009 — Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) today announced the commencement of an offer by its Qwest Corporation (QC) subsidiary to exchange all of its privately placed outstanding 8.375 percent notes due 2016 for newly registered 8.375 percent notes due 2016.

The exchange offer, which is required by the registration rights agreement for the outstanding notes, is being made pursuant to the prospectus dated Nov. 13, 2009. Copies of the prospectus and related transmittal materials governing the exchange offer are available from the exchange agent for the offer, U.S. Bank National Association, at:

US Bank National Association
60 Livingston Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55107


The terms of the new notes are substantially identical to the terms of the outstanding notes, except that the new notes will be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The exchange offer for these notes will expire at 5 p.m. EST on Dec. 14, 2009, unless extended.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy securities.

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